The Computational Fluid & Structural Mechanics group (CFSMgroup) and High-Speed Aerodynamics and Energy Research group at the University of Calgary has an open fully-funded Ph.D. position in High-Fidelity Simulation for Aircrafts during Transonic and Supersonic Flight Regimes.
The project focuses on the development of high-fidelity numerical framework for turbulent compressible flows with application to a full vehicle simulation. During this work the fundamental questions related to shock wave boundary layer interaction, laminar-turbulent transition, will be investigated. The application of the Reduced Order Modeling (ROM) techniques will also be explored.
- implement the turbulence model based on Variational Multi-Scale (VMS) and Stabilized techniques into in-house finite-element based code
- validate the numerical framework based on the cases from the AIAA Lift and Drag Prediction Workshops, including the simulation of the Common Research Model (CRM)
- validate the numerical framework based on the NASA Juncture Flow experiment
- perform full-vehicle simulation during transonic and supersonic flight regimes
- a strong background in numerical methods, fluid mechanics and gas dynamics
- prior experience with turbulence modeling and/or analysis and/or theory (or completed courses in turbulence)
- experience in developing numerical models, codes, and computation algorithms
- experience with CFD using FEM or FVM
- strong hands-on experience with computing in Fortran, C/C++, Python, or other languages
- familiarity with at least one mesh generation tool (Gmsh, ANSA, Pointwise, or other)
- experience with parallel computing (e.g. MPI, CUDA)
- strong interest and self-motivation to perform cutting-edge research and conquer challenges in real-world engineering and to publish high-impact papers.
01 January 2021